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Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders
The Groeninge Museum in Bruges and the Flemish Research Centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands coordinate the first edition of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders. The summer course is a joint initiative. The aim of the summer course is to bring to Flanders, annually, a select group of 18 national and international, highly qualified young researchers. They will be...
Ghent Altarpiece International Study Day
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) and the University of Ghent (UGent) are honoured to announce the Ghent Altarpiece International Study Day that will take place in Ghent on 10 September 2014. This is one day before the renowned Symposium XIX for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting in Bruges (11-13 September 2014). The day is intended for art-historians,...
Musea Brugge Research School
The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands is organising the first edition of its Museum Research School in 2014-2015. The innovative formula of this Musea Brugge Research School allows motivated art history students to study 15th and 16th century art works from the Bruges museum collections in depth, as part of a select group of other students, docents, and curators...
Brothers Van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece, 1432, Saint-Bavo Cathedral, Ghent.
Art Historian Dr. Elisabeth Dhanens passed away on 11 March 2014 at the age of ninety-eight. Dhanens was a doctor in the history of Art. From 1946 until 1952, she was associated with the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Brussels. She was the inspector of art patrimony with the provincial government of East Flanders from 1952 until 1976. Dhanens was an honourary member of the Royal Flemish...
'Apostle Altarpiece', Saint Dimpna Church, Geel
The Minister of Culture for Flanders, Joke Schauvliege, has placed the Saint Dimpna Church's Apostle Altarpiece in Geel on the Topstukkenlijst (List of Masterpieces). The Topstukkenlijst contains engaging cultural heritage of the Community of Flanders that enjoy a privileged protection. Cultural assets on the Topstukkenlijst are viewed as rare and invaluable for the Community of Flanders. In 2011...
Mantelpiece to Charles V, Brugse Vrije, Bruges.
Ethan Matt Kavaler (Acting Chair and Professor Graduate Department of the History of Art University of Toronto (Canada)) was invited by the  Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands
 for a lecture on the Bruges Mantelpiece to Charles V. The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands is an initiative of the Groeninge Museum in Bruges. The...
Jean Fouquet, 'Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim', KMSKA.
Beginning 12 February 2014, the famous Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim by Jean Fouquet from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) will be exhibited in the Prado in Madrid. The work has never been on display before in Spain, and moreover, it has been since 1904 that the work of art has travelled abroad. The painting by Jean Fouquet (1420-1471), the Madonna Surrounded by...
Publication Rogier van der Weyden and Stone Sculpture in Brussels
The activities of Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400-1464) were much wider in scope than the well-known painted oeuvre that has been the subject of so many publications. Rogier van der Weyden and Stone Sculpture in Brussels (Brepols), with its focus on stone sculpture in Brussels at the time that Rogier was established there, an area of art history that to date has been little explored, offers a...
19th Symposium Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting
The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve), the Laboratoire d'étude des œuvres d'art par les méthodes scientifiques (Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve) and the Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands of the Groeningemuseum (Musea Brugge) are honoured to announce the XIXth symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting which will be held in...
Jan van Hemessen, 'Saint Jerome as a Monk', Museum Rockox House, Antwerp.
Visitors to Antwerp's Rockox House will get an impression of the opulence of the 17th century town houses of the city. Top pieces from Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA), currently closed for restoration, and the most important works from the Rockox House Museum transform this former burgomaster's patrician residence into a luxurious art cabinet. A luxurious Art Cabinet During the 16th...